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10 Popular Stereotypes About China That Couldn’t Be Further From the Truth [Copy link] 中文

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  • Severe punishments for drug crimes. Most foreigners are outraged by that, and, unlike other points on my list, this is the truth: China is harsh with drugs, the punishments ranging from long imprisonment to the death sentence. However, it’s not a whim, but a necessity. At the turn of the 20th century, about a third of China’s populace were opium addicts, so it’s no surprise that the Chinese government do everything to prevent this occurring again.

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All Chinese people are kung fu masters. Right, and all Americans love hamburgers. Kung fu really is part and parcel of Chinese culture: no movie or TV show is shot without including kung fu fights. The number of adepts here is much larger than in the West, but most of them remain on quite a low level — let’s say, in line with amateur basketball.




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One family — one child.

I hadn’t even asked my friends if they had siblings before I found out

they actually did, and not just one.

The one-child rule is for big cities. In the provinces, parents just pay the fine when they register the second (or third) child or even leave them unregistered — which doesn’t really bother them. By the way, starting January 1, 2016, the Chinese are allowed to have two kids.

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One family — one child. I hadn’t even asked my friends if they had siblings before I found out [/b ...

The Chinese population is getting older thus the need for the second child

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And why do Chinese consider blowing one's nose into a handkerchief or a tissue is "rude"?

Because they lack awareness of hygiene rules. They would rather sniffle and snuffle all day long, keeping the germ-filled liquids in their noses and making unpleasant sounds.

Polite Chinese won't mention this but how many are actually polite? If someone does blow his or her nose into a tissue they snigger and laugh out loud. Talk about politeness...

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  • China is a cheap country. There’s a huge cost gap between large cities and the provinces: you c ...

  • The author is simple-minded. China is not cheap any more. She should visit it and explore the country at her own expense. Hotels cost more than what they are worth.

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    ceciliazhang Post time: 2017-4-11 15:53
    The Chinese only eat rice. Guys, Chinese cuisine is one of the most diverse in the world — even the ...

    Well, most Chinese eat rice three times a day. No matter what accompanies rice, rice is in the bowl at breakfast, lunch and dinner. We have more variety in the West. Variety is important for health.

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